In Red Cross Survey, Many Adults Say They've Nearly Drowned

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Approximately half of adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned, and one in four knew someone who drowned, according to the American Red Cross.

The survey of more than 1,000 adults, released just before Memorial Day, also shows while more than 90 percent of families with young children will be in the water at some point this summer, almost half (48 percent) plan to swim in a place with no lifeguard.

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